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Tips for Waking Up More Easily

How To Wake Up

Waking up is one of the hardest things to do in life. Nobody likes to wake up early, everybody likes to snooze. Waking up easy is an illusion, you think. I have reviewed a couple of ways to wake up and made a small selection of ways that might work!

Put your alarm outside of arm’s reach

And old trick. Already used in the dark ages. They put the rooster outside, so when it started to crow, they needed to get out to cut his neck and eat it. But it is also a way loved by college people. Put your alarm way from your bed and you have to wake up if you don’t want to wake up your roommate.


  • You are awake fast
  • You are already out of bed!


  • Lots of stress
  • You might be too late, woke your roommate up already!

Perfect amount of time

You need 30 minutes to get up, take a shower, eat, read paper, drink coffee and get to class? Set your alarm 29 minutes ahead of when you need to leave. You will wake up, think of all the things you need to do and you get up.


  • No snoozing allowed
  • You wake up fast, start your day fast


  • Stress
  • You start your day fast (and I am not an fan of fast day-starts)
  • You are screwed when you accidently snooze

Conditioning yourself

Pavlov did it with dogs, you do it with yourself. Condition yourself. Train yourself in waking up. You need to associate the alarm with getting up, not with snoozing as you do now. Train for 4-5 days, know how to wake up now and enjoy!


  • Works at any set time
  • You wake up peaceful. *ALARM* ‘Hey, I need to get up’ and you are awake


  • You will feel like a robot
  • Takes time

I am a big fan of the last one. Conditioning yourself to get out of bed, I like the concept only enough to do it! What way would be the way you use? Let me know in the comment section below!

This is a post by Stefan Knapen from, a blog about studying successful. Stefan is a med school student from the Netherlands who likes to experiment with study tactics and with everything which comes with studying!